GOOD Awaits

GOOD Awaits

The Regenerative Tourism New Zealand Podcast - Creating a tourism future that nurtures the wellbeing of communities and ecosystems

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June 22, 2022 75 min

"We can’t have a different future if we can’t imagine it first” 

Whether we’re conscious of it or not, how we live, work, play - and travel - is all informed by the stories we tell ourselves, by the narratives we continue to uphold. We are all storytellers, and the stories we tell and how we tell them matter. 

Join us in this two part episode on storytelling in a VUCA world. Our guest for part one is Alina Siegfried who guides ...

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Welcome to Season 2 of GOOD Awaits! One year into their journey to research and explore regenerative tourism practice in Aotearoa New Zealand, Debbie and Josie are thrilled to be continuing these critical conversations. 

Continuing to unpack the paradigm shift that is required for a regenerative tourism future, this season of GOOD Awaits will go beyond the perceived silo of tourism with a diverse range of guests including story-tel...

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September 1, 2021 44 min

In this episode, Debbie and Josie revisit and recap the inspiring conversations with their guests, harvesting a vision for what a regenerative visitor economy could look like in Aotearoa, New Zealand. In this harvest, you'll hear some of our favourite interview fragments from all of our guests, as well as ideas and questions sent in by you, our wonderful listeners.The Harvest is designed to help you digest what we've discus...

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In this episode, Debbie and Josie interview Lee-Anne Jago, owner of Waka Abel Tasman. Lee-Anne and her husband Todd offer waka experiences in the Abel Tasman within a cultural framework of Maori tikanga and world view. They place their community at the heart of everything they do in their business and are passionate about uplifting rangatahi (young people) and supporting their community to thrive. 

Our conversation with Lee-Anne i...

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For Episode 9 Josie and Debbie interviewed Mandy Bell, co-owner of Criffel Station and Chairperson and Programme Director of WAI Wanaka. Mandy brings innovative, nature-based, and whole of community approaches to her work, and spoke with us about the opportunities to look beyond tourism and work across sectors when taking a regenerative approach.

Mandy is a big picture thinker with ambitious goals for tourism in Aotearoa, but offe...

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In this episode, Debbie and Josie interview Porina McLeod, owner of Mauao Adventures. Mauao Adventures’ core purpose is to connect people with the moana (ocean), the whenua (land) and tangata whenua (local people). Preserving Māori cultural values is important to Porina and these values are woven through every aspect of her business.

Porina speaks about her involvement in Te Whānau Tāpoi Māori ō Tauranga Moana, a newly formed Māor...

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In this episode, Josie and Debbie interview Eliza Raymond, Co-Founder of GOOD Travel. Eliza shares honestly and openly the way her life journey has challenged and changed her thinking about what it means to be a global citizen, and the role travel can play in that. It’s a reminder that we’re all evolving as we try to understand what regenerative thinking means for travel and tourism. 

Eliza describes how global citizenship require...

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In this episode, Josie and Debbie interview Sarni Hart, Director of Coromandel Adventures. Sarni is passionate about helping visitors develop greater understanding, respect, and appreciation of our natural world in hopes they will choose to take an active role in protecting it. 

Sarni is a model for how as tourism operators, we can be involved in taking care of the environment and communities that we rely on for our industry. She ...

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In this episode, Josie and Debbie interview Trent Yeo, Executive Director of Ziptrek Ecotours in Queenstown. Trent is driven by the investment in humans as the driver for change in sustainability and he speaks to the power of adventure to help create meaningful memories of place. 

Trent offers a lot for us to think about in this episode, from designing tourism experiences and models for change at the visitor experience level, the ...

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In this episode, Josie and Debbie interview Michelle Holliday, author of The Age of Thrivability and international thought leader in living systems principles. We discuss the idea that in a regenerative model, our organisations and communities are dynamic living systems, and therefore the role of tourism is to help create the conditions for these living systems to thrive. 

If you’ve been following along with us on this journey, th...

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In this episode, Debbie and Josie interview Nadine Toe Toe, Co-Director of Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours, a whānau-owned and operated tourism business with a vision to “Change a town through tourism”.  Nadine shares how her family and business are an integral part of their community and the experience they offer visitors is one of deep cultural exchange that gives back to the tamariki (children) of the area through opportunitie...

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In this episode, Debbie and Josie interview Tourism Bay of Plenty’s Chief Executive, Kristin Dunne, who has been a forerunner in regenerative tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand. You’ll hear how Kristin’s courageous leadership has inspired the Bay of Plenty community to create a unique vision for the future of their place, and how understanding the authentic “DNA” or essence of a place is essential to establishing a regenerative visito...

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In this first episode of GOOD Awaits, Debbie and Josie speak with Anna Pollock, a globally acclaimed thought leader and change catalyst in regenerative tourism. 

Anna shares how her ideas around emerging and alternative models of tourism have developed, and with her thoughtful wisdom introduces us to what regenerative tourism is, what it is not, and what this paradigm shift could mean for Aotearoa New Zealand.

It is an honour to ...

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Welcome to GOOD Awaits - The Regenerative Tourism Podcast In this introductory episode, meet Debbie Clarke and Josie Major of GOOD Awaits, as they set out on a journey to explore what regenerative tourism looks like in New Zealand.  Debbie and Josie discuss the enormous impact of the global pandemic on New Zealand’s visitor economy, as well as the opportunity it provides to allow us to reconnect and reimagine. They explore the idea...
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